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. >> talking about hope and changing >> than to repeal every single word of obama care. >> a lot of republicans seem to believe if they can gum up the works and make this law fail, they'll somehow be sticking it to me. they'd just be sticking it to you. >> i don't think shutting down the government is a good idea. >> shutdowns are not a good move at all. >> go back to the original greek. politics had two parts. >> is he willgible to be president of the united states? >> he was in canada maybe not. >> he was definitely born in canada. >> you have to ask him that question. >> antics meaninging blood sucking insects. >> ♪ >> and we open with a look at the hottest ticket in consecutive circles this month, the defund obama care summer tour. in a few hours, ted cruz whose canadian citizenship well get to in a minute will take the stage in dallas to explain why now is the time for a government shutdown if democrats won't help repeal president obama's signature health care law. >> obama care is at its most vulnerable it's ever been right now. there's bipartisan agreement it's not working. the wheels
on obama care. the co players in the now law don't want it for themselves. and regulation nation. democratic senator manchin confronts his own party leader for the war on coal. the west virginia leader how he is planning to fight the new head of the environmental protection agency. >> and behind memphis bombing bow- toy business. you will want to meet mo. america's news headquarters starts right now. hello, everybody. we begin with what has everyone talking this woke week. a global warning from the state department. two dozen consulates will be closed tomorrow because of a massive terrorist threat. some are questions about the timing and how the administration is handling this. molly is joining us live. >> president obama we are learning was briefed on the potential al-qaeda terrorist threat and there is two prongs of how the obama administration is handling the terror attack. warning all americans about international travel spectacularly in the midoast and north africa. and two embassies and consulates will close as a precaution. tomorrow is also president obama's birthday and t
>> chris: i'm chris wallace. claims gas attack one year after president obama issued this warning. >> we have been very clear to the assad regime that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> chris: the u.n. calls for an investigation while the obama administration hedges about its response. >> i'm not talking about red lines. i'm not having a debate or conversation about red lines. >> chris: we will ask two n senator bob corker and democratic congressman elliott angle what the u.s. should do in syria. then, a student athlete from australia is killed in a senseless act of violence. >> is he breathing? is he con conscious? >> is he not conscious. >> is he still breathing? >> barely. >> barely. >> such an amazing person and i'm going to miss him forever. >> chris: prosecutors say these teens killed him for, quote, the fun of it. oklahoma governor mary fallon and jason hicks join to us discuss the case. plus, it's been 50 years since martin luther king inspired a generation with his dream for america. we ask our sunday
regulatory reform that we can do than to repeal every single word of obama. [ cheering ] and that reaction right there shows -- >> john: because those evangelicals know the one thing jesus was known for is taking away affordable healthcare for the poor. it is red meat for the crowds but the president wasn't the only target. both cruz and santorum took swipes at mitt romney's failed 2012 campaign while others wrung their hands over the g.o.p.'s shaky future. if recent history is our guide, they could have ample reason to fear. dan balz is chief correspondent at the "washington post," also the author of the highly praised essential new book "collision 2012", obama versus romney and the future of elections in america. he joins us now from washington, d.c. dan, what a pleasure. thank you so much for being here on "viewpoint." >> john, thank you. >> john: congratulations to all of the acclaim your book has received. as you know, this weekend in iowa, both santorum and cruz criticized the romney campaign for its use of the catchphrase "you did build that." their argument it was another instance
u.s. navy ships are moving closer to the coast of syria. president obama says this is a big event of grave concern but the president then adds we need to act deliberately. >> what we've seen is that folks will call for immediate action jumping into stuff that does not turn out well. gets us mired in very difficult situations. >> senator corker, how much proof does president obama need, and if he decide that bashir el assad used chemical weapons on a large scale against his people, what should he do? >> chris, the amount of social media coming out of syria indicates this is not something where opposition forces have contrived something. i think it's very evident that regime has acted in this way. i do think it's always good to be cautious, but my sense is that this has happened. i think we will respond in a surgical way. i hope the president, soon as we get back to washington, will ask for authorization from congress to do something at a very surgical and proportional way. something that gets their attention, that causes them to understand we are not going to put up with this kind
asked this disgraced rodeo clown in an obama mask to perform in his state. it speaks volumes of where this party really is. >>> and what's on your mind? you have a comment? e-mail me. friend or foe i want to know. reply al is coming. . >>> have you joined the "politicsnation" conversation on facebook yet? we hope you will. today everyone on our site was talking about the conservative reaction to this rodeo clown in a president obama mask. phil says the ones who are defending this are the real clowns. good point, phil. melanie says not surprised about this. our president has been disrespected, challenged, and dismissed by congress. melanie, you're right. just moments ago, we learned a sitting member of congress has invited this clown to perform in his home state. more on what it means for the party coming up. but first, we want to know what you think of this clown. please head over to facebook and search "politicsnation" and like us to join the conversation that keeps going long after the show ends. re more about the land than probably anyone else. we've had this farm for 30 years. we
in anyway, shape or form. when we come back, the obama administration heading in the right direction in the war on drug. maybe we should rethink some of our punishments. all right, do they mean it? it's a good thing. when we come back we'll explain. if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think there is any chance we'll ever hear the president even say the word "carbon tax"? >> with an opened mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned great leadership so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter) >> cutting throught the clutter of today's top stories. >> this is the savior of the republican party? i mean really? >> ... with a unique perspective. >> teddy rosevelt was a weak asmatic kid who never played sports until he was a grown up. >> (laughter) >> ... and lots of fancy buz words. >> family values, speding, liberty, economic freedom, hard-working moms, crushing debt, cute little
clown. who wore a president obama mask at the missouri state fair. congressman steve king tweeted, "mr. president, invite the rodeo clown to the white house for a beer summit. take the temperature down. have a laugh, relax. it's not about race." it's not about race. the fair goer who shot this video said other clowns played with the lips on the obama mask, and that the whole thing felt like a clan rally. this is ugly and tone deaf, but increasingly, the republican party is refusing to listen to anyone except its own carnival barkers. today republicans voted to boycott nbc and cnn as debate sponsors if the networks don't scrap their hillary clinton films. >> we're done putting up with this nonsense. there are plenty of other news outlets. we'll still reach voters, maybe more voters. but cnn and nbc anchors will just have to watch on their competitors' networks. >> now whether you like the idea of a hillary movie or not, it does seem strange that the gop's big idea to reach more viewers is to shut out two national networks from debates, while reportedly trying to get the gop ringmaster h
obama. it will make your ears throw up. how responsible is president obama for the very high rate of unemployment among african-americans. we're coming right back with those stories, stick around. ♪ [ male announcer ] a car that can actually see like a human using stereoscopic cameras... ♪ ...and ev stop itself if it has to. the technology may be hard to imagine... but why you would want it isot. ♪ the 2014 e-class, it doesn't just see the future, it is the future. if you have high cholesterol, here's some information that may be worth looking into. in a clinical trial versus lipitor, crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. getting to goal is important, especially if you have high cholesterol plus any of these risk factors because you could be at increased risk for plaque buildup in your arteries over time. and that's why when diet and exercise alone aren't enough to lower cholesterol i prescribe crestor. [ female announr ] crestor is not right for everyone. like people with liver disease or women who are nursing, pregnant or may become p
reveals new details about the "new york times" and president obama. it will make your ears throw up. how responsible is president obama for the very high rate of >>> in the impact segment tonight, the media is in love with the president. when it comes to reporting on the president, the "new york times" among other main stream media outlets lobs more softballs than a slow pitch south paw. it's readers interested in having the perceptions of the world confirmed not challenges. that's a difference relationship that the bush white house had with the so-called paper of record. joining me now, my co-host on some show, i have never heard of it. and dana, the white house press secretary under george w. bush. >> i also have a dog. >> i had no idea. by the way, a great job on the 5. great show today, you were missing something. >> yes, my little friend. >> when you view the relationship between primarily the "new york times" with president obama, the -- >> if you think just two months ago, the media was furious that the administration would dare investigate a reporter that was doing who job. in ca
, charismatic. we saw those kind of narrative working that had us president obama between malcolm x and martin luther king. some of us cringed. not because we supported barack obama. president obama was running to be leadership of the united. for some people that meant his interests were protecting these kind of corporate elite interests that are often against the interests of poor people regardless of color. and the questions of economic justice were never on the table. all right. ever. so that work in the past i would say thirty years, twenty years, that taught us to look differently at what leadership look like it seeps in the analysis every once awhile. it seeps in when we mention the name of ella baker. ic we have to go deeper. what did ella baker, not only women but what did they stand for? what did ella baker and eye data b. wells, and these were women who were more involved on the protest end because it wasn't to them. i think the freedom struggle they talked about always knew that electoral politics -- we seemed to have given that up when we put everything behind the wishes in the bas
obama speaking thursday from martha's vineyard about the violence in egypt. the message seems clear. we can't expect democratic reform overpass in egypt. we have to ask when the military wipes out the results of what many may have been imperfect but democratic in nature election how are we to think the country is starting down the path. i want to bring back in mona on that very question. we saw mubarak, 40-year dictator step down in february 2011. we are now really only two years on. can we really have expected egypt to stand up a u.s. style democracy in such a short time? are these the growing pains of democracy or is egypt really fundamentally off the rails. >> you know, what i think is happening we're appreciated for the unpredictability we have. for too long egypt was considered predictable. for too long five u.s. administrations support add dictator at the expense of the people for the sake of stability. so it's that kind of predictability i'm gladys gone. again, i condemn all the blood letting but we have to get this out of our system. this is a mess but it's a necessary mess beca
opposition from the civil rights community that any person put forward by president obama ever has. it will be vocal and outspoken because he has chosen to be vocal and outspoken about racial profiling. i'm not sure that, frankly, he really believes in this. at the very least, he was against racial profiling before he was for if. he thought stop and frisk was dubious before he became its biggest champion. and -- >> well, he's definitely -- there's been a trajectory. there's been some movement. i'm willing to grant. ben jealous from the naacp. thank you so much. i appreciate it. >> thank you, chris. >>> joining me now, ryan grim, washington bureau chief for the "huffington post." ryan, you have ray kelly, head of new york city's police department, which is a big job, on sunday shows talking about stop and frisk as a central issue, and i'm just curious, what was your read of the political subtext of those appearances? >> you know, he's in a difficult position here because, you know, he's been floated now for a long time as a likely pick here. i know obama tends to leave people out th
are suggesting the president, president obama, will defund health care himself. just listen to former senator jim demint at a town hall yesterday. >> senator, what's the point of voting to defun obamacare when we know that president obama won't sign it? >> wellering with don't know that, do we? >> we don't know? we don't know if the president will defund his signature achievement? we also don't know if he's having donald trump and rush limbaugh over for potluck dinner tonight. we just don't know that, do we? meanwhile, over at fox news, folks are absolutely giddy over what they're sure is the imminent demise of health care. >>> quarter past the hour. president obama's health care law, running into more trouble by the day. >> a new controversy surrounding obamacare ahead of the massive health care overhaul law. >> i think this is one of the obvious signs that obamacare is doomed to fail. >> doomed to fail. huh? here are the facts. the federal government originally estimated that 7 million people would sign up for insurance exchanges all across the country. but a new study shows that actually, 8.5
and love affair with president obama continues but the factor is calling them out. >> this is a journalism bell. >> what happens if you don't fawn over the president? you won't believe what happened to one reporter. >> there is something more than just the failure of the family or failure of an individual african american to pursue a job. >> tackling the race issue in america. bill's interview with the founder of black entertainment television, robert johnson. the factor begins right now. >> hi, i'm greg gut feld in for bill o'reilly. thanks for joining us. new revelations about the benghazi attack. fox news learned at least five cia employees were forced to sign extra non-disclosure agreements following the attack aimed at preventing leaks i guess. cnn reported dozens of cia personnel were in benghazi and now some are being intimidated into staying silent reportedly forced to have lie detector tests as a way to persuade them from saying about what happened that awful night. my opinion, the wrong people are getting the polygraphs why not susan rice? hillary clinton? or the president himsel
between now and the end of august. president obama was briefed this morning on the latest threats. the president turns 52 tomorrow, and that's the same day that the state department closed 22 embassies and consulates from western africa to the middle east to bangladesh. the new york times reporting today the u.s. picked up increased chatter between senior al qaeda operatives about a potential attack, and the state department put out a global travel alert, warning all americans traveling abroad, especially northern africa and the middle east, and it says current information that al qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist terrorists attacks both in the u.s. and abroad. >> because it's so broad, i believe the intelligence is creditable and the threat is credible, but maybe not so specific. because it's so wide, it's all centered around the arabian peninsula, which is where they think the biggest problem will be right now. >> the intelligence committee said the threat stream leading to the closings and travel alert is quote, a sober reminder of al qaeda's determi
grew chillier today. president obama scrapped a planned summit in september, with russian president vladimir putin. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight, edward snowden's asylum, syria and more are all weighing on u.s.-russia relations. we dissect what's behind today's diplomatic rebuke. >> ifill: then, a sweeping overhaul of the nation's mortgage finance system. margaret warner explores the president's latest housing plan. >> brown: many people with disabilities still don't get home-based or community services. judy woodruff reports on the struggle to fully implement a landmark civil rights law. >> think about it as segregation. people are still segregated. it's wrong, it's wrong morally, economically and it's wrong in compliance with americans with disbill teeth acts. >> ifill: tempers often flare as the temperature outside rises. could climate change be making us more violent? ray suarez dives into the details of a new study. >> brown: and a powerful drama based on the true story of one man's last day, before being fatally shot
supporters and thousands more were injured. >>> several hours ago president obama made his first public comments on that violence. >> the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians. while we want to sustain relationships with egypt, our cooperation cannot be continued when violence continues. this morning we notified the egyptian government that we are canceling our biannual joint military exercise that was scheduled for next month. going forward, i've asked my national security team to assess the implications of the actions that have been taken by the interim government and further steps that we might take as necessary with respect to the u.s./egyptian relationship. >> nbc's ayman mohyeldin joins us from cairo. how volatile is the current situation right now? >> reporter: well, for the second straight night the curfew has gone into effect and you can probably see the streets behind me, a lot quieter than they usually are on a thursday night. it is the beginning of the weekend, e
again when it comes to delayy obama care is being the employe mandate and now the president has personally intervened to allow the government to continue helping members of congress and their staff when it comes to paying their premiums. members of congress were furious they would soon be forced to pay thousands of dollars -- >> hold on. members of congress, harold, were furious that they were going to be held to this same law that they passed, right? >> odd. >> it is odd. >> they got so angry. >> a lot of odd things. >> the president goes up to see the democrats this week. what is the first thing they're yelling at him about? >> what about my premiums? >> you mean we're going to have to live by the laws that we passed on the american people? >> we're going to have to worry about the same things our constituents are forced to worry about, please? >> they take their vacations -- >> five weeks. >> usually when things are just like happening they leave. they would soon be forced to pay thousands of dollars in additional costs through obama care's insurance marketplace. some warned
to the obama administration that its support, at least within the militar military, was evaporated. >> given what you just said, the birth of a democracy is and has always been a rather messy and bloody process. so in terms of action, can the obama administration be reasonably expected to do anything other than this? do we have that tape? >> the world is -- what is happening in cairo. we urge the government in egypt and all parties in egypt to refrain from violence and resolve their differences peacefully. >> basically issuing a statement. is the president right to keep the united states at arm's length from what's happening in egypt? >> the president has to navigate the anger and resentment that's now felt on both sides of the equation in egypt. let's remember, we have a stake in egypt's stability for the regional goals and objectives of u.s. foreign policy, jonathan. not only the camp david accords, not only its role in counterterrorism against islamists and terrorists throughout north africa, but also as a center of stability, relative stability in this arab spring. so the most important
's thursday, august 29dth. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. >>> u.s. president barack obama said u.s. officials have concluded that syrian forces used chemical weapons on civilians. in an interview on public television, he said members of his administration do not believe the opposition could have carried out such a attacks. handy said there needs to be international consequences. obama back upped syrian opposition leaders who say last week government forces attacked their neighborhoods in the suburbs of damascus. they say hundreds of people were killed. u.s. commanders say they're ready to launch strikes if president obama orders an attack. syria's prime minister took to state tv to warn them not to. he told them and their allies that syria would become their graveyard. he said the world still remembers how the west started the war in iraq ten years ago. he said u.s. officials falsely claimed the iraqis possessed weapons of mass destruction, then guided international opinion in the wrong direction. residents of damascus are preparing for the worst. they're stocking up on food and
nothing to do with gun control. they're talking about obama care, stopping it is the government takeover of health care. my reading on this is a little cynical. it's the conservative movement at large saw an opportunity to overturn elections. >> marjorie, you as an elected official don't get to constitute your recall election. the people decide that. that's a constitutional fundamental right as upheld by a judge in denver court. we live in a representative system where our elected officials go and they represent the interests of their district. you know, in deference to dave, this isn't just a recall election driven by a small group of people. he mentioned 5,000 people. there were over 16,000 people in the area that signed a petition for recall just for senator john morse. that was more votes than he got when he first got elected to the position. 10,000 or more of those got certified. and now we're in a recall situation. but, look, that district's very interesting. a third republican. a third democrat, a third unaffiliated. the interesting thing about this is it's really not a party batt
underwear. get a free sample and try for yourself. president obama will turn from hitting the links to hitting the road next week. the president who has golfed during both days of his vacation so far is going on a bus tour to promote his plan to encourage middle class yob creation and he'll be going to new york and pennsylvania. >>> michelle obama has recruited big name performers to her let's move campaign to fight childhood obesity. >>> officials voted monday to ban a clown who morked president obama at the missouri state fair over the weekend. the clown had worn a mask of the president and encouraged a bull to run him down. >>> sometimes you can't always go home again. disgraced san diego mayor bob filner, accused of sexually harassing 17 women have completed behavioral therapy but may not be able to get back in his office. apparently, someone had the locks changed! a spokesman for the city's attorney office told politico the office does not order the locks changed but they are away it happened. >>> if you read only one thing this morning my thanks to "vanity fair" to find the be
of campaign-style features that president obama has been making across the country. selling his economic plan and calling republicans in congress the obstacles to true progress. >> now, unfortunately for the last year or so, we've had an endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals that shift focus away from what do we need to do to shore up middle class families and create ladders of opportunity for folks to get in the middle class? and as washington heads towards another budget debate, the stakes could not be higher. and that's why i'm traveling around, laying out my ideas for how we have to build the cornerstone of what it means to be middle class. a good job with good wages, a home to call your own, a good education, affordable health care that's there for you when you get sick. a secure retirement even if you're not rich. >> well, a new fox news poll finds the president's message may be falling on deaf ears. an overwhelming majority of voters 71% believe the new speeches are full of old ideas. we have team fox coverage. doug mcelway has more on the jobless nu
as the nation's first black president spoke from the same spot dr. king did 50 years ago today. president obama paid tribute to the civil rights activist who's marched for change in the face of adversity. >> because they kept marching, america changed. because they marched the civil rights law was passed. because they marched a voting rights law was signed. because they marched doors of opportunity and education swung open so their daughters and sons could finally imagine a life for themselves beyond washing somebody else's laundry or shining somebody else's shoes. because they marched, city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed and yes, eventually the white house changed. because they marched, america became more free and more fair. not just for african-americans but for women and latinos. asians and native americans. for catholics, jews and muslims, for gays, for americans with disabilities, america changed for you and for me. and the entire world drew strength from that example. >> president obama highlighted the remarkable progress our country has made because
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: president obama promised new safeguards and more transparency for secret government surveillance programs even as he defended their existence. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: the president stressed the government is not interested in spying on ordinary citizens. we have excerpts from the white house's news conference. >> there are steps we can take to give the american people additional confidence that there are additional safeguards against abuse. so i've directed the intelligence community to make public as much information about these programs as possible. >> woodruff: then, despite recent challenging moments of diplomacy, the u.s. and russia held high-level meetings in washington. margaret warner recaps today's talks. >> brown: four out of ten street lights don't work and it takes an hour on average for detroit police to respond to 9-1-1 calls. hari sreenivasan looks at the motor city's battle amid bankruptcy. >> detroiters are so used to bad news,
obama care as a big violation. >> a real divide within the republican party. >> successful parties are about building great coalitions. >> this is a party of inclusion. >> at least from the point of view of republican strategists in washington. >>> we have breaking news tonight on the question of whether or not ted cruz is now or ever has been a canadian citizen. that question provoked a strangely indefinite response, not from cruz himself but from his staff earlier today after the "dallas morning news" reported this. "born in canada to an american mother, ted cruz became an instant u.s. citizen, but under canadian law he also became a citizen of that country the moment he was born. unless the texas republican senator formally renounces that citizenship, he will remain a citizen of both countries, legal experts say." ted cruz released his canadian birth certificate in response to inquiries from the "dallas morning news." today ted cruz's senate press secretary released this oddly worded statement. "to our knowledge, he never had canadian citizenship." now, when a senator's staff sp
what? who wrote that? crazy talk. consider yourself warned. >> it's a thing. ♪ >>> president obama convened his national security team at the white house today. there are plenty of topics to speak about under that umbrella. we're told the conversation was egypt, mainly the $1.5 billion in aid we sent them. the administration is deciding whether to cut that off given the military's crackdown of supporters of deposed president mohamed morsi. meantime, the u.n. security council is convening an emergency meeting right now regarding the ongoing humanitarian crisis in syria. their focus is on reports that hundreds of civilians were killed near damascus when government forces used chemical weapons on them. the white house today condemned any use of chemical weapons. we're told the president is being updated about developments throughout the region. >> we've seen these reports. we've consulted with some of our partners in it the region about these reports. but that is why we are calling for this u.n. investigation to be conducted. there is an investigation team that's on the ground in syri
take a look at it. and i will certainly not hesitate to call president obama if i think we need more than we have. >> it's unreal. >> reporter: from the air you can get a sense of how big the fire has grown. this is new video from a national guard plane. the fire has grown to 150,000 acres of forestland. more than 4,000 homes and other buildings are in danger still and firefighters are also working to save two giant sequoia growths. >> those trees were up to 2,000 years old. we have the crews trying to save them. we'll backburn through them. put in sprinkler systems. >> reporter: the rim fire moved in to yosemite park over the weekend. although firefighters don't believe the fire will reach the valley itself. the bigger concern is controlling the southern and when edges of the fire to stop it -- western edges of the fire to stop it from spreading to other communities. >> there's a lot of folks that live up here. we're putting a lot of effort to keep the fire as far away as we can. >> reporter: meanwhile san francisco's ter supply is in jeopardy. flames are still moving toward hetch h
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